Program Overview

California Lutheran High School is a college preparation high school with a reputation for high academic standards in an extremely friendly and safe environment. While maintaining high academic standards, California Lutheran High supports its international students through a full English as a Second Language ("ESL") program with an advisor to assist the needs of international students. About 30 students live in the dormitory and 50 students travel daily from both Riverside and San Diego Counties. Our school offers a wide variety of curricular and after school activities throughout the year which gives our students the opportunity to excel in many areas.


Type: A private college preparatory high school; grades 9-12. California Lutheran High School has operated since 1977 and is a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) which has supported Lutheran education for over 150 years.  WELS schools represent the fourth largest private school system in the United States.  California Lutheran High School is SEVIS approved.

Accreditation: California Lutheran High School is accredited through the Western Association of schools and Colleges (WASC)

Location: California Lutheran High School is located in Wildomar, CA. Our school is approximately 1.5 hours from Los Angeles and 1 hour from San Diego. Our beautiful 10 acre campus is within minutes from many universities and colleges in Southern California.

School Enrollment:  Our student/teacher ratio is  8 to 1. (Only 25% of our students body are International students.)

Housing for Students: There are two residences that house 30 students. We have a male and a female dormitory supervisors that live in the residences and are on duty 24/7.  Each room is shared by 2 students and is provided with 2 beds, 1 desk, 1 chair, 1 clothers closet and 2 dressers.  Linens are available, if needed: comforter, blanket, set of sheets with pillowcase, and mattress pad.  Both washing machine and dryer are also available. There are three meals provided each day.  Recreation features include:  lounge, television, fitness room, gymnasium, and computers with internet.  The residence is closed during the holiday breaks along with four day weekends.  Home stay is arranged by our staff when the dormitory is closed.

Transportation: Los Angeles International Airport is 1 ½ hours away from our high school. San Diego International Airport is 1 hour and fifteen minutes away.  Flights from all over the world arrive at either Los Angeles International or San Diego International airports.

School Year Calendar: Classes begin in mid August and finish at the end of May.

ESL Courses: Our school provides an English as a Second Language class as part of the school day.  It currently meets 5 days a week. Our ESL classes are conducted by qualified instructors.

College Preparation Coursework: As an accredited school, our curriculum meets the required entry standards for all colleges and universities.

Academic/College Guidance: Special assistance is given for course planning and college/university planning and preparation. We have a college advisor on staff who can guide in course selections. Assistance is available in making visits to university campuses.


Academic Help Available: Supervised study halls are scheduled during the day and evenings.  SAT preparation classes are also included in semester 2 of the English as a Second Language course.  After school tutoring is available at an additional cost.


Average ACT/SAT Results: California Lutheran High School average ACT score - 24; USA score - 21.  California Lutheran High School average SAT score - 1159.

Total Cost: (See the CLIP FEES link on International Program main page for updated information.) - This includes the application fee, enrollment fee, tuition fees, and residence fees.

For Application Contact: California Lutheran High School at or call 951-678-7000.  You can fax your request for information to 951-678-0172.